Photo by myself on
Sixth Seventh Avenue, around Christopher Street.
The Christmas trees and wreaths are being sold on sidewalks for New Yorkers to bring home. Walking by these areas, you can get a whiff of the pine needles and the holidays.
Special thanks to Ken Mac for correcting me on where this photo was taken.
I haven't gotten to the point of bringing home a tree yet, though last year I indulged in a wreath. The whole thought seems indulgent - take a live tree, haul it up to the apartment and decorate it, only to lug it down again to the sidewalk a few weeks later.
I hope to get photos once the season is over, when trees are left out for garbage pick up. You encounter trees dumped immediately after Christmas, and ones dumped as late as February in the new year, their limbs and leaves all browned and crispy. In front of the larger buildings you find several trees stacked on top of one another.
Right now, we can enjoy everything still shiny new. There isn't any grey slushy snow yet or big puddles. The holiday jingles are still quaint and refreshing.
Enjoy the unjaded feeling while we can!
Related posts: Christmas Greetings from New York, Happy Christmas Eve and O Christmas Tree.